Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Carnival Against Sexual Violence 56

Welcome to the Oct. 1, 2008 edition of the carnival against sexual violence.

Thank you to everyone who nominated a post or who wrote a post against sexual violence whether it was nominated/selected or not. Nominations that came in after the nomination deadline will be considered for the next edition of the carnival.

If you support the purpose of the carnival, you can help get the word out about it and all of the posts included in the carnival.

Before I get started, I want to announce that the beta version of my website, Date Rape Is Real Rape, has been published. Please go check it out. You are welcome to link to this website if you like what's there so far, just make a note that it is in beta status.

Here are the selections for this edition of the carnival against sexual violence:


gender


In Honor Your (Radical) Ancestors posted at Teh Portly Dyke, we get a discussion about how those who are able to live non-radical lives thanks to the actions of radicals can feel uncomfortable with those who make them look radical by association.

In PORN: Count The Cost posted at SANCTUARY FOR THE ABUSED, we get a discussion of the financial and personal cost of porn addiction.


legal


In District Court Finds 30 Year Mandatory Minimum in AWA Unconstitutional posted at Sex Crimes, we get a discussion of the Northern District of Georgia court ruling based on the 8th Amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment.

In Problems with GPS tracking in Connecticut posted at Sentencing Law and Policy, we get a discussion of technical problems with a system that was marketed as a less expensive, but effective alternative to prison.

In Exoneration shows sex offender registration based on faulty premise posted at Grits for Breakfast, we get a discussion about how the Texas sex offender registry was founded on a case where the man convicted of that rape/murder was exonerated and see how DNA testing can highlight common errors in the justice system.

In Shielded From Justice?: Court Of Appeals Of Mississippi Seemingly Reads Exception Out Of Rape Shield Rule posted at EvidenceProf Blog, we get a discussion of the recent opinion of the Court of Appeals of Mississippi in Goldman v. State which raises the question about whether evidence of prior sexual relations between the defendant and the alleged victim may never be admissible.

In A Rape in Small Town America... posted at Crawford's Take, we get a discussion about case where a woman was told she wasn't a credible witness in a way that reeked of victim blaming and was not allowed to go through a rape forensic exam.

In Domestic Violence Laws Scrapped in UK posted at Cruella-blog, we get a discussion about the contrast between stronger domestic violence enforcement efforts with allowing domestic violence cases to be moved to a British Sharia court which will order only anger management classes and no protection or support whatsoever for the victim.

In Gentlemen, May I Have a Word With You? posted at Tiny Cat Pants, we get a discussion of a hazing case where it was alleged that a broomstick was used in a way that made the actions rape.

In RE-RAPING THE VICTIMS posted at Crime Victims Advocate, we get a discussion of a ruling by Judge Duncan Allan which will require victims to testify even though the defendant, John Maria Beyer, pleaded guilty.

In Not Feeling Minnesota: Court Of Appeals Of Minnesota Makes Nonsensical Rule 609(b) Rulings In Criminal Sexual Conduct Case posted at EvidenceProf Blog, we get a discussion about the felony impeachment ruling by the Court of Appeals of Minnesota in State v. Weiss.

In Good News For Victims of Sexual Exploitation in NY posted at Crucial Minutiae, we get a discussion of the New York Safe Harbor Act for Exploited Children signed by the governor, which stops the arrest, prosecution, and incarceration of children in prostitution.

In DNA Testing Confirms Conviction For 1984 Dallas Rape posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss the results of DNA testing requested by a convict who claimed to have been wrongfully convicted.


media watch


In Reporting rape - a problem of perception? posted at irresponsibility, we get a discussion of an anonymous Guardian feature where a woman who was raped by a stranger at knifepoint uses the successful prosecution of her rapist as evidence that reporting rape isn't as bad or as dangerous as others report it to be.

In Hollywood's victims of rape posted at Mighty Crankosaurus, we get a discussion about how often Hollywood paints men as the victims of the ever-present threat of false rape accusations.

In Do These Posters Make You Want To Vote? Or Do They Fill You With Despair? posted at Feminist Law Professors, we get a discussion of the violence inherent in posters designed to encourage people to vote.

In Axe Men posted at rmott62, we get a discussion sparked by comments made in a reality show and how those who are prostituted face dangers that lumber workers don't have to worry about.

In Sarah Palin Sexism Watch, #16 posted at Shakespeare's Sister, we get a discussion about Margaret Cho's rant about raping Palin which cannot be defended as ironic since it reinforces the idea that certain women deserve to be raped.

In Puberty is Consent posted at Feministe, we get a discussion of statements made by preacher Tony Alamo while defending himself against criminal allegations.

In Thoughts on Campus Rape Awareness Campaigns posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion about how rape awareness efforts to shock classmates out of denial can ignore the impact these messages will have on those who have been raped.

In "Doll Face" by Andrew Huang posted at Dr. Deb, we get information about an award winning video which shows how media and its messages can cause disastrous results.

In "men speak out" posted at beyond mere survival, we get a discussion about a collection of essays written by men on masculinity, gender, and individual struggle with power.


personal stories


In Stolen childhood posted at Becky's Blog, we get a discussion of working with Nepali girls who were trafficked to brothels.


raising awareness


In How Will Those Who Dismiss Rape Victims Respond To This Report? posted at abyss2hope: A rape survivor's zigzag journey into the open, I discuss a case which fits the profile of rape cases which are often dismissed, except this one has a man for a victim and the crime was robbery instead of rape.

In Holding bystanders accountable posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a discussion about Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity International's decision to suspend the Lycoming College chapter after a 17 year old was raped and bystanders at the fraternity decided to do nothing.

In Are Women Really That Gullible? posted at SANCTUARY FOR THE ABUSED, we get a discussion of certain dangerous behaviors which cannot be changed by the person hurt by those behaviors.


recovery


In The Force that Drives You to Speak posted at Healing Yourself Heals the World, we get a discussion of what led to the creation of this new blog which is both a personal account of the healing journey from child abuse and childhood sexual assault and a place to encourage other survivors in their own healing journey.

In The power of connecting posted at RMott62, we get a discussion of reconnecting after the torture of prostitution requires a deadening in order to survive.


solutions


In Testimony Before the President's Council on Bioethics: Protecting Patients' Rights posted at Reproductive Health RHRealityCheck.org, we get a discussion of the Dept. of Health and Human Services proposed regulations regarding provider conscience.

In New Title IX resource for anti-sexual assault activists! posted at Change Happens: the SAFER blog, we get a link to a resource created by the ACLU Women's Rights Project.

That concludes this edition of the carnival against sexual violence. Thank you for taking the time to visit this carnival and thank you to the authors of all the posts included in this edition.

The next submission deadline is Oct. 12 at 11 pm and the next edition will be out on Oct. 15.

To nominate a post (your own or someone else's) to the next edition of carnival against sexual violence, use the carnival submission form. If you have any problem with the form, please let me know so your submission can be considered for the next edition.

Links to everything related to the carnival can be found on the blog dedicated to this carnival, http://carnivalagainstsexualviolence.blogspot.com/

Marcella Chester

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